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Breath of the Spirit

Pastoral, Liturgical, Teaching, and Social Justice Moments brought to you by www.DignityUSA.org.

Breath of the Spirit is DignityUSA’s electronic spiritual and liturgical resource for our members and potential members. Nothing can replace your chapter or other faith community, but we hope you will find further support here for integrating your spirituality with your sexuality and all the strands of your life.

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The authors of today's first and third readings believe the role of the Holy Spirit in our everyday life of faith is more significant than some of us modern Christians acknowledge.

Our I Peter author mentions something that applies to all of us. "It is... more

If our only contact with organized Christianity has been limited to a hierarchical structured church, we'll find it difficult to appreciate the message our three sacred authors are trying to convey today. They're not interested in encouraging us to look to a higher... more

I recently was honored (and humbled) to participate in a McAllen, Texas lay congress. Among other things, I quickly discovered my fellow-participants shared a belief about our country's plan to build a wall on its Mexican border which differed from the opinion many... more

One of the perks of being a sacred author is that you get to write people's speeches for them. In today's first and third readings, for instance, Luke composes everything Peter and Jesus say. Peter's Pentecost and Jesus' Easter discourses are well-known for their... more

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